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Multi-Yarn Pullover
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca - LB Collection® Silk Mohair - LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel - LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo - LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: L0280AD Get inspired by the different textures and stripe patterns in this pullover.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
S (M/L, 1X/2X) Finished Bust About 38 (46, 53) in. (96.5 (117, 134.5) cm) Finished Length About 23 1/2 (24 1/2, 25 1/2) in. (59.5 (62, 65) cm) Note Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beg.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

488-153 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Black

Darkest black


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Note: (A)

484-153 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight

Deep black


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484-147 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Iris

Cool medium purple


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484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset

Burnt orange


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484-157 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunbeam

Greenish yellow


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485-114 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Cerise

Medium magenta


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485-153 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Raven

True black


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487-170 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Gardenia

Bright and cheery yellow


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487-139 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hibiscus

Soft fuchsia


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486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
MATERIALS NOTE If making size S, you should have enough of each of the yarns remaining to make another small project, such as a small scarf.
GAUGE:
11 sts + 16 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and one strand of B. Gauge Notes: 1. The gauge for this project is somewhat unusual due to size of needles and the number of yarns used. Your gauge may vary throughout the project as you change to different yarns. The fabric created with the large needles and assortment of yarns will be very open and malleable and will stretch to fit a variety of sizes. 2. To make a gauge swatch, we suggest that you cast on about 25 sts with one strand of B. With larger needles, work in St st until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm). Do not bind off. Lay swatch (with sts still on needle) onto a flat surface. Tug gently on opposite sides of swatch to smooth out the sts. Measure swatch while it is still on flat surface. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.> Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
Drop St (worked over 5 rows)
Row 1 (RS): On a RS row, work to where you would like to create a Drop st.

Place a marker (pm), (yo) twice, pm, then work to end of row.
Rows 2-4: Work in St st as established across row.

Do not begin or end a new color at markers for Drop sts.
Row 5: Knit to marker, remove marker, drop next 2 sts from needle, allowing them to drop to Row 1 of the Drop st, remove 2nd marker, k to end of row.
Work Drop sts randomly on Back, Front and Sleeves of Pullover.



PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Back, Front and each Sleeve are worked following charts.

Follow charts from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.

Work within red outline on chart for size S, within green outline on chart for size M/L, and within blue outline on chart for size 1X/2X.

Ignore all stitches outside the outline you are following.
2. Pullover is worked with multiple yarns, sometimes with a single strand and sometimes with 2 strands held tog.

The design is meant to encourage creativity with a deconstructed look.

Don't be overly concerned if you work an extra st or two with the 'wrong' color - the design will still be beautiful.
3. Some of the yarn/color changes are mid-row.

To change color, cut old color, leaving a long tail, and continue with new color.

Tails woven in mid-row will be visible and are meant to be part of the design.
4. Random Drop sts are part of this design.

Follow instructions to create a Drop st.

Work Drop sts randomly on Back, Front and Sleeves of Pullover.
5. Where markers are placed, slip markers on every row.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles and one strand of A, cast on 50 (60, 70) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Change to one strand of B and continue in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles and C.
Note: Drop sts are not shown on Back Chart.

When following Back Chart, work 2 or 3 randomly placed Drop sts on Back as desired.
Beg with Row 1 and working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), follow Back Chart.
Continue Back Chart as established until Row 50 has been completed.
Shape Armholes
Row 51 (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts for armhole, work Back Chart as established to end of row - 47 (56, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Row 52: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Back Chart as established to end of row - 44 (52, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Row 53: K1, ssk, work Back Chart as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 42 (50, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Row 54: Work Back Chart as established across row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 8) more times - 34 (38, 42) sts when all reps have been completed.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) on rem sts until Chart Row 82 (86, 90) has been completed.
Shape Neck
Note: If desired, place sts for right shoulder onto a st holder.

Complete the shoulders one at a time by working the left shoulder until the bind off, then returning sts for the right shoulder to your needle.
Next Row (RS): Work Back Chart as established across 9 (11, 13) sts for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work Back Chart as established across next 16 sts, sl these 16 sts to a holder for Back neck, work Back Chart as established to end of row for left shoulder.
Next Row: Work Back Chart as established across first 9 (11, 13) sts for left shoulder, with a separate ball of yarn, work Back Chart as established to end of row for right shoulder.
Working each shoulder separately, continue Back Chart as established until Row 87 (91, 95) of Back Chart has been completed.
Bind off each shoulder separately.
FRONT
With smaller needles and one strand of A, cast on 50 (60, 70) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Change to one strand of B and continue in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles and C.
Note: Drop sts are not shown on Front Chart.

When following Front Chart, work 2 or 3 randomly placed Drop sts on Front as desired.
Beg with Row 1 and working in St st, follow Front Chart.
Continue Front Chart as established until Chart Row 50 has been completed.
Shape Armholes
Row 51 (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts for armhole, work Front Chart as established to end of row - 47 (56, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Row 52: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Front Chart as established to end of row - 44 (52, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Row 53: K1, ssk, work Front Chart as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 42 (50, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Row 54: Work Front Chart as established across row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 8) more times - 34 (38, 42) sts when all repeats complete.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) on rem sts until Row 74 (78, 82) has been completed.
Shape Neck
Note: If desired, place sts for right shoulder onto a right st holder.

Complete the shoulders one at a time by working the left shoulder until the bind off, then returning sts for the right shoulder to your needle.
Next Row (RS): Work Front Chart as established across 12 (14, 16) sts for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work as established across next 10 sts, sl these 10 sts to a holder for Front neck, work Front Chart as established to end of row for left shoulder.
Next Row (WS): Work Front Chart as established across for left shoulder, with a separate ball of yarn, work Front Chart as established to end of row for right shoulder.
Next Row (Decrease Row, RS): Work Front Chart as established to last 3 sts of first shoulder, k2tog, k1; on second shoulder, k1, k2tog, work Front Chart as established to end of row - 11 (13, 15) sts rem for each shoulder.
Next 3 Rows: Working each shoulder separately, work Front Chart as established across.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 10 (12, 14) sts rem for each shoulder.
Rep last 4 rows - 9 (11, 13) sts rem for each shoulder.
Working each shoulder separately, continue Front Chart as established until Row 87 (91, 95) of Front Chart has been completed.
Bind off each shoulder separately.
SLEEVES
Note: Right and Left Sleeves use separate charts for yarn and color changes; size and shaping of both Sleeves is identical.
RIGHT SLEEVE
Note: Our design did not include Drop sts on either Sleeve.

Feel free to add Drop sts to your Sleeves, if desired.
With smaller needles and one strand of A, cast on 24 sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Change to one strand of B and continue in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles, one strand of G and St st.
Work Rows 1-8 (6, 4) Right Sleeve Chart.
Row 9 (7, 5) (Increase Row, RS): K1, M1, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to last st, M1, k1 - 26 sts at the end of this row.
Continue Right Sleeve Chart as established, working increase rows as indicated on chart until Chart Row 90 (88, 86) has been completed - 44 (50, 56) sts at the end of Row 90 (88, 86).
Shape Sleeve Cap
Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to end of row - 41 (46, 51) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to end of row - 38 (42, 46) sts at the end of this row.
Next 2 Rows: Work Right Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 36 (40, 44) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work Right Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Rep last 4 rows - 34 (38, 42) sts.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 32 (36, 40) sts.
Next Row: Work Right Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (8, 10) more times - 20 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to end of row -18 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work Right Sleeve Chart as established to end of row -16 sts.
Bind off.



LEFT SLEEVE
Note: Our design did not include Drop sts on either Sleeve.

Feel free to add Drop sts to your Sleeves, if desired.
With smaller needles and one strand of A, cast on 24 sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Change to one strand of B and continue in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles and A.

Work in St st.
Work Rows 1-8 (6, 4) of Left Sleeve Chart.
Row 9 (7, 5) (Increase Row, RS): With B, k1, M1, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to last st, M1, k1 - 26 sts at the end of this row.
Continue Left Sleeve Chart as established, working increase rows as indicated on chart until Chart Row 90 (88, 86) has been completed - 44 (50, 56) sts at the end of Row 90 (88, 86).
Shape Sleeve Cap
Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to end of row - 41 (46, 51) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to end of row - 38 (42, 46) sts at the end of this row.
Next 2 Rows: Work Left Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 36 (40, 44) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work Left Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Rep last 4 rows - 34 (38, 42) sts.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 32 (36, 40) sts.
Next Row: Work Left Sleeve Chart as established across row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (8, 10) times - 20 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to end of row -18 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work Left Sleeve Chart as established to end of row -16 sts.
Bind off.
FINISHING
Note: Right and left shoulders, armholes and Sleeves refer to the sides of the Pullover as it is being worn.
Seam right shoulder.



Neckband
From RS, beg at left (unseamed) shoulder, with smaller needles and one strand of A, pick up and k12 sts along shaped edge of Front neck, k10 sts from Front neck holder, pick up and k12 sts along second shaped edge of Front neck, pick up and k5 sts along shaped edge of Back neck, k16 sts from Back neck holder, pick up and k5 sts along second shaped edge of Back neck - 60 sts at the end of this row.
With A, work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rows.
Change to one strand of B and work in K1, p1 Rib as established for 4 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Seam left shoulder, including neckband.
Sew in Sleeves, making sure to sew Right Sleeve into right armhole and Left Sleeve into left armhole.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends, remembering that some yarn tails will be visible as part of the design.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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